Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:35AM||Sunset 5:45PM||Monday January 22, 2018 2:43 PM EST (19:43 UTC)||Moonrise 10:51AM||Moonset 11:09PM||Illumination 35%|
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national weather service charleston wv
238 pm est Mon jan 22 2018
Cold front passes tonight with gusty showers followed by much
colder temperatures for Tuesday. Cool and unsettled conditions
continue Wednesday, then warmer to end the week.
Near term through Tuesday
As of 238 pm Monday...
deep upper level low will pass to our northwest during the
period. This will sponsor the passage of a strong cold front
across our area tonight. Initial showers now entering our
kentucky counties should remain light and even diminish some as
they head east. A better line of showers is expected to develop
along the front and head eastward into our area overnight. Could
even see an isolated rumble of thunder with these. We will have
to watch the wind gust potential with this line of showers as
strong winds will be in place just above the surface. However,
did not hoist a wind advisory for now as low level inversion
should keep strongest winds aloft, and advisories issued by mrx
and rnk are for mountain wave potential which should not be a
concern on our side of the CWA border. Rainfall amounts are
expected to shake out in the one-quarter to one-half inch range,
which we should be able to handle hydro-wise.
A lull in the precip is expected behind the front Tuesday
morning before the passage of the upper level trough axis sparks
additional shower development during the afternoon on Tuesday.
Temperatures will reach early highs Tuesday morning and then
remain steady or slowly fall during the day. Rain showers will
transition to snow showers over the higher terrain by late
afternoon. The bigger issue on Tuesday will be gusty west-
southwest winds which may approach advisory criteria, especially
in the mountains.
Short term Tuesday night through Thursday night
As of 230 am Monday...
cold front will be east of the forecast area to start the
period, with cold air surging in behind the front. Have a non-
diurnal temperature trend in at higher elevations Tuesday, with
a transition to from rain to snow as an upper level low crosses
the great lakes. Across the lowlands, we should see mostly rain
showers Tuesday before changing over to snow through the late
afternoon and evening. Bumped up winds and gusts above the
consensus blend with 40-60kt 850mb flow Tuesday into Tuesday
Expect continuing snow showers Wednesday as a 500mb shortwave
trough slides through, with northwest flow snow showers
Ended up with a couple inches of snow across the mountainous
counties of wv, with up to 4 on the highest ridges. This is a
decent increase over the previous forecast. Across the
lowlands, expect a dusting west to a half inch east.
Long term Friday through Monday
As of 230 am Monday...
dry weather with a warming trend is expected Thursday and
Friday as a broad surface high passes. A cold front approaches
from the west Friday night. Some timing difference between gfs|
and ecmwf, but front looks to cross Saturday night. Depending on
the timing, could see precipitation start transitioning to snow
Sunday as cold air arrives.
Aviation 19z Monday through Saturday
As of 1251 pm Monday...
vfr flight conditions will prevail through the rest of the day
with breezy south to southeast winds. A band of light showers
will progress eastward late this afternoon and early in the
evening, weakening as it does so. Will handle this with a couple
hours of vcsh in the tafs.
Conditions deteriorate overnight. First off, low level wind
sheer will develop early in the evening with a stout 45 to 50
kts shown in the forecast soundings as low as 2k ft agl. A band
of showers will then progress quickly from west to east along
with a cold front. Anticipate a one or two hour period of MVFR
conditions with gusty winds as this passes through a given
location. A rumble of thunder will be possible but not carried
in the tafs at this time. Conditions then calm down a bit behind
the front with most locations returning toVFR before winds
pick up again Tuesday morning and ceilings gradually lower back
down toward the MVFR range.
Forecast confidence and alternate scenarios through 18z Tuesday...
forecast confidence: moderate.
Alternate scenarios: frontal timing showers could vary from
forecast. May need brief ifr visibilities in tempos for the
onset of showers.
Experimental table of flight category objectively shows consistency
of WFO forecast to available model information:
h = high: TAF consistent with all models or all but one model.
M = medium: TAF has varying level of consistency with models.
L = low: TAF inconsistent with all models or all but one model.
Utc 1hrly 18 19 20 21 22 23 00 01 02 03 04 05
est 1hrly 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 00
crw consistency h h h h h h h h h h h m
hts consistency h h h h h h h h h h h l
bkw consistency h h h h h h h h h h h m
ekn consistency h h h h h h h h h h h m
pkb consistency h h h h h h h h h h h m
ckb consistency h h h h h h h h h h h m
after 18z Tuesday...
no widespread ifr expected.
Rlx watches warnings advisories
near term... Abe
short term... Mz
long term... Mz
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|Tazewell County Airport, VA||21 mi||49 min||SSE 7 G 15||10.00 mi||Fair||62°F||38°F||41%||1014.9 hPa|
|Wise / Lonesome Pine, VA||24 mi||69 min||S 17 G 23||10.00 mi||Fair||61°F||41°F||48%||1014.9 hPa|
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